Vidal Gancedo


Tenured Scientist

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Department: Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials


José Vidal Gancedo received his PhD in 1993 in chemistry by Barcelona University working at Institut de Ciència de Materials (ICMAB-CSIC) in Barcelona (Spain).  In 2002 he obtained a research position at ICMAB-CSIC.  He is co-author of around 125 SCI papers than have received over 3850 citations, 4 book chapters and 5 patents.

Research interest

Radical dendrimers for Magnetic Resonace Imaging

Radicals for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

Spin Labelled Gold Nanoparticles

University Degrees:

B. Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1983.

Master: Alta Especialización en Plásticos y Caucho, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (CSIC) de Madrid.  1984.


Ph. D. in Chemistry, Universidad de Barcelona, 1993.


Molecular materials

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy

Free radicals

High-spin molecules

Molecular magnetism

Electron and energy transfer processes

Supramolecular chemistry

Gold nanoparticles

Radicals for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization

Radicals and  radical dendrimers for Magnetic Resonace Imaging

Most significative academic merits:

President of the Spanish Group of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. GERPE
Spanish Representative in the European Federation of EPR Groups

Scientific Highlights:

L. Pinto, I. Martín-Montesinos, V. Lloveras, J.L. Muñoz-Gómez, M. Pons, J. Veciana, J. Vidal-Gancedo.*

NMR signal enhancement > 50000 times in Fast Dissolution Bynamic Nuclear Polarization.

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3757-3760.


V. Lloveras, E. Badetti, J. Veciana and J. Vidal-Gancedo.*

Dynamics of Intramolecular Spin Exchange Interaction of a Nitronyl Nitroxide Diradical in Solution and on Surfaces.

Nanoscale. 2016, 8, 5049-5058.


V. Lloveras, E. Badetti, K. Wurst, V. Chechik, j. Veciana, J. Vidal-Gancedo.*

Magnetic and Electrochemical Properties of a Diradical TEMPO-substituted Disulfide in Solution, in a Crystal and anchored on Au(111) forming a SAM.

Chem. Eur. J. 2016. 22, 1805-1815.


V. Lloveras, E. Badetti, K. Wurst, J. Vidal-Gancedo.*

Synthesis, X-Ray Structure, Magnetic Properties, and a Study of Intra/Intermolecular Radical-Radical Interactions of a Triradical TEMPO Compound.

Chem. Phys. Chem. 2015, 16, 3302-3307.


E. Badetti, V. Lloveras, J. L. Muñoz-Gómez, R. M. Sebastián, A. M. Caminade, J. P. Majoral, J. Veciana, J. Vidal-Gancedo.*

Radical Dendrimers: A Family of Five Generations of Phosphorus Dendrimers Functionalized with TEMPO Radicals.

Macromolecules. 2014, 47, 7717−7724.


J. L. Muñoz-Gómez, I. Marín-Montesinos, V. Lloveras, M. Pons, J. Veciana*, J. Vidal-Gancedo.*

Novel PTM-TEMPO Biradical for Fast Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization.

Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 5402−5405.


E. Badetti; V. Lloveras; K. Wurst; R. M. Sebastián;  A.-M. Caminade; J.-P. Majoral; J. Veciana; J. Vidal-Gancedo.*

Synthesis and structural characterization of a dendrimer model compound based on a cyclotriphosphazene core with TEMPO radicals as substituents.

Org. Lett. 2013, 15(14), 3490-3493.

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